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Sputters when started in hot weather....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Top That Taco, May 26, 2011.

  1. May 26, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Top That Taco

    Top That Taco [OP] New Member

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    Ok I got a 03' Supercharged Taco and live in South Texas and if I park my truck in the sunlight for awhile or start it in the mornings (sometimes by 10am it's already in the ninety's) it will sputter, pop, and backfire and if I give it gas it sputters and pops and seems like it chokes itself out. I will turn it off and wait 5-10 mins. start it and barely sputters wait some more and then it will run fine. The hotter it is outside the longer I have to wait. Any suggestions?
     
  2. May 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    ERIC

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    Park the truck in the shade haha I dont know honestly maybe your computer or EFI control system is over heating or just check under the hood. Clean air filter and make sure everything is contected and full of fluids.
     
  3. May 26, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    skytower

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    Run premium fuel. If you're running the cheap stuff, it will do that. If you are already running premium, check the air and coolant temp sensors. The engine will not run right when one of those goes. It will run fine at one temp and shitty at others, if it runs at all.
     
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